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>> jay: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] this morning on "early today finally free. emotional reunions in chile as miners begin to emerge from the ground after being trapped for more than twomonths. failure to multi task, a suspect gets outsmarted as he puts his gun down in the middle of a robbery attempt in north carolina. and that can't be right. a woman in georgia gets an electric bill for over $1 a woman in georgia gets an electric bill for over $1 bilion. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hi, everybody. good morning. great to have you with us. i'm thomas roberts.
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today we begin with breaking news. after spending more than two months trapped neerlt half a mile underground, the first five of33 chilean miners have been rescued. round the clock efforts are under way as we speak as rescuers work to bring the remaining men back aboveground and home to their loved ones. nbc key sanders has our story. >> reporter: success. it's working. the trapped miners, all 33 of them, lined up coming to the surface. the first one came up after being down low for 69 days. then the second one came to the surface after being down for, because it went into another day, 70 days. and look how excited he was. he presented rocks to the president, to the other engineers to led this effort to
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save them, rocks that the entombed thenown below. the hugs, the ears, the emotion, the thrills and the cheer of success of what so many thought was impossible now unfolding here in chile. kerry sanders, nbc news. back in washington, a historic decision for gay rights after a federal judge ordered the.s. military to stop enforcing its controversial don't ask, don't tell policy. tuesday's landmar ruling has effectively removed a ban on openly gay u.s. troops that's been in place for the past 17 years, including a request that the government disband and all actions under the policy. the obama administration is lifting the six-month moratorium on deep wter oil drilling in the gulf of mexico. the moratorium was imposed after the bp oil disaster that claimed 1 lives and spilled millions of
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barrels of oil into the gulf. the interior secretary sa significant progress had been made in reducing the risks associated with deep water drilling. the administration h been under heavy pressure to lift the moratorium on grounds that it had thrown workers out of their jobs and hurt e economy. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. in north carolina, the table turned on a greedy robber. the thief what is was so distracted stuffing money in his pockets, he put his gun don, handing it over to t quick thinking clerk. the suspt got away, but police are looking for him. a missouri man is lucky to be alive. he was inspecting a sewer when the line he was attached to snapped. rescuers found him and pulled him to safety an hour later. was now suffering from
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hypotherm hypothermia. a 101-year-old woman tooth the oath of allegiance to become a naturalized u.s. citizen. she only decided to be a naturalized citizen when she found out she couldn't come back to the u.s. if she visited mexico. the indianapolis 500 is on. to mark the occasion, all of the 33 legendary indy cars went to the track. many of the iconic cars were there that raced over the years. w for a look at your national and regional weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, goomorning. >> good morning. how great is it watching that capsules come up and the people come out? >> not very often we get to report good news like that. >> and a lot of people are like i was asleep and so i missed the
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beginning. >> we've got up to33 to get to. so we'll keep waiting and watching. >> i think it's a reunion show every single time. let's talk about what's going on in the weather. it's quiet over the lower 48. we are watching hurricane paula in the caribbea this is one of the smallest hurricanes we've ever seen. a very tiny storm. it's intense, b tiny. right now, it's as close as it's going to get to cozumel and cancun. it's going to be more or less approaching the western tip of cuba as we go throughout the nexcouple of days. it's a category 2 storms, should weaken to a category 1. it should dissipate in a hurry. we still have to watch south florida. the key is down the wards miami. you'll get some of the wet weather from this, not so much the wind, but the rain. we have shower activity heading intoeorgia, alabama, mississippi, maybe a shower or two today.
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definitely in the ohio valley. we could even see a few thunderstorms as this cold front kicks on through. and it's a chilly morning in areas of new england. i know that the temperatures have been down around freezing in many areas. heres a look at that radar. miami has on and f rain all day today along with marco island and in key west. your forecast today, minneapolis, chicago, down to texas looks just fine. cool and chillier today. we'll watch out for that heavy rain down in south florida. that's a look at your wednesday forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. there's a chance of stronger storms near cincinnati today, maybe even areas of west virginia cld get a strong storm or two. could get some small hail would be the biggest minneapolis, 64 and sunny, a great day for you along with salt lake city. enjoy. thomas, we're going to talk about a stormy thursday and friday coming up. >> okay, bill. talk soon. encouraging signs for the tech sector and you need a gift
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idea? we have a perfume with quite a twist to tellou about. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, who david arquette is blaming for his split from courtney cox. you mig be surprised. historic hits for the range and the big three is now down to one after another injury. you're watching "early today."
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>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm thom roberts. here are some of your top headlines this morning. a disturbing and gruesome twist in the case of an american man who disappeared from a border lake in mexico. authorities in texas say the severed head of the lead investigator in that case was found in a suitcase outside a mexican army base tuesday morning. u.s. officials say threats from drug dealers that control the lake have hampered efforts. all those on board a cargo
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plane yesterday that crashed into the est of kabul reportedly crashed and were killed. the cause of that crash is unknown. in virginia, navy sailors and officers stood alongside the extended family of the uss cole in norfolk. yesterday marked the anniversary of the terrorist attack which killed 17 of the ship's crew. and talk about an electric shock. a woman in georgia got quite a surprise when she opened up her electricity bill that totaled more than $1 billion. look at those digits on there. fortunately the energy company cleared up the astronomical problem right away and adjusted her bill to a much more reasonable $287. and now here's an early look at your health news on msnbc.com. mice sleeping under dim light gained 50% more weight than mice
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that slept in the dark. even though both groups got the same amount of food and exercise. the reason? scientists say the lighted mice ate during their restederiod which disrupt tess metabolism. for more information on this and other stories, check out the health page at msnbc.com. >> and now here's an early lk at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,020 after rising 10 yesterday. the s&p add 5 and the nasdaq climbed 15. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei add 14 and the hang seng hit up 335. mines from the fedal reserve's september 21st meeting showed the central bank may once again flood markets with cheap cash before long t boost further growth. first, they focused on buying government bonds and discusse ways to convince the public
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higher inflation lies ahead to prompt more spending now. intel upin regular trade after the bellwether posted stronger than expected third quarter results and an optimistic fourth quarter forecast. the first major tech company to post quarterly results, intel led in a surge of ock expectations. the worst may be over for the tech sector. leading the nasdaq, apple shares approached $300 a are after walmart said its stores will start carrying the popular ipad. the obama administration lifted its drilling sen weeks ahead of schedule and that sent shares of transocean climbing almost 5%. shares of pfir gained after it agreed to buy king pharmaceuticals for almost $1 billion. king farmma sharesjumped, as well. > china's bid to cool down its economy, the government raised
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bank reserve requirements for the fourth time this years, sparking concern the move could crimp global growth. finally, a new line of perfume is about to explode on to the icelandic market. it's made of melt water made atop the glacier atop the volcano that exploded in april. lebron's leg acts u the wings stage a shoot-out and a touching moment on the gridiron. plus, sooth southpaw cliff lee has a proven track record last night. he helped his teammates to history. your early morning sports headlines are just ahead. beautiful fall weather covers the nation. the exception is south florida and the ohio valley. you're watching "early today."
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hi, everybody. good morning. if youe just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, the texas rangers recorded a franchise first last night as their series with tampa came down to a decisi fifth game. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. if there is one then we learned from the rays/rangers playoff series, it's that homefield advantage means absolutely nothing. game five in tampa, rangers got it done with aggressive base
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unning. rays with the out at first. andress kept on running and he was safe at home. texas up, 1-0. in the fourth, nelson cruz to third to score into left field. cruz scored on the error. rangers up, 2-0. more small ball in the sixth. kinsler with a shot to second. kinsler seemingly beat the throw. vlad guerrero took advantage and he scored from second on a bang-bang play. cliff lee impressive, struck out 11 and allowed one run. road game upset the series, a 5-1 win. the rangers have the yanks on friday. last week, it was dwad wade and last night lebron james. he left the game wh a leg injury. hockey, avalanche and colorado down two when they
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mounted a comeback. david jones is spinning back. this tied it at four. the avalanche won in a shoot-out. they won been 5-2. finally, a great thing to show you in a high school game in arkansas. dillon, whowas confined to a wheelchair was able to make history when he received a handoff and moted his way to a touchdown. we uerstand there wasn't a dry eye in the house. a heart warming scene that dillon will never forget. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm freroggin. early today sports is brought to you by just for men hair color. love forward. another hollywood couple is calling it quits. you'll find out who is the latest to split up. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, one father truly mets his differentny as he returns home from afghanistan. you're watching "early today."
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welcome ack. areas that need an umbrella today, if you're going on to head out the door in indiana, ohio, kentucky, west virginia, you have a chancef showers or thunderstorms. all of south florida, you'll get wet from the keys to miami and the areas sth to naples. by the time we get into thursday, things get interesting. the storm system will come off the atlantic. d.c., baltimore, eventually the
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rain goes into new york late in the day on thursday. then we're going to have what looks like a pretty big storm there on friday especially off the new england cst. as far as what we're dealing with out there, if you're watching us on news channel 3 in huntington, west virginia, check out contemporary art at the dorothy and her better vgel collection. that's at the huntington museum of art and that's your "early today" event of the day, thomas. >> sounds good. we'll take it. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. everyone knows the class it 1985 film "back to the future" starred michael j. fox's marty mcfly. eric stoltz was five weeks into shooting the famed role when the director decided things weren't working out and made the switch. never before seen footage of stoltz as mcfly is part of the extra package for the 25th anniversary rerelease of the
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three "back to the future" films. i never knew that. can you believe tht? after almost five years of marriage, christinaguilera and her producer husband have separad. the two have agreed to live apart for a while and see how things go. finally, as opposed to ducking his marriage issues, david arquette calling into the howard stern show yesterday to talk candidly and take blame for his separation from courtney cox blaming his, quote, cookie ways. she said she asked for the separation telling him that she didn't wnt to be his mother any more and th he's been, quote, begging courtney to get back with me. bill, what do you think about that? he's being pretty honest and true. >> yeah, but doing it to howard stern? maybe oprah or something like that. >> right. you have to the the mea culpa on oprah. and marty mcfly, what do you think? >> it just goes to the whole
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category of something shouldn't redone >> i know. but it's released as an extra so you can see it, because it doesn't mesh verwell. this next story cmes to us from kc3a in sacramento, california. destiny had no idea her did the dad was home early from afghanistan until she saw him standing in the classroom with flowers. but it was her brothe caleb, who s speechless. sergeant moralez returns to afghanistan in twoweeks, but for now, they're focused on catching up and spending time together. isn't that cute? you have to realize their faces when yu see, wait a minute, i know that guy. >> we'v got the miners. that was a heart warming story, too. >> we do. it's feel good wednesday. i'm thomas roberts, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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good morning. breaking news right now at 4:28 in the morning. while you slept, a dramatic resc operation began in chal lay to free 33 trapped miners trped a half while under grouped. you're looking at live pictures of the rescue. an elaborate pulley system is lowered deep into the earth. it has been a long two months and there are many tedious hours ahead. good morning.
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welcome to news 4 today. i'm eun yang. i'm aaron gilchrist in for joe krebs. sit wednesday, october 13th. we've been monitoring these li pictures. the first many emotional moments happened just after 11:00 last night. that was the very first escue. the capsule was raised 11:15 our time. so far five miners have now been rescued. they were each greeted by the chilean president and their families there. here in washington, hundreds of people gathered to watch the rescue from the chilean embassy. >> tracee wiins is live there
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